Transportation Planner I

Mid-America Regional Council

Kansas City, MO United States

About this position

This is a full- time professional position with the Mid-America Regional Council, the Kansas City region’s metropolitan planning organization and council of local governments. MARC prepares a long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan every five years, including elements for all modes of travel, a Transportation Improvement Program every two years allocating federal funds to projects, and other metropolitan planning products. The planner will work with MARC’s transportation and environment department to provide support and assistance for developing plans, policies, programs, and related projects. The planner will provide support for regional transit planning activities, regional performance measurement programs, travel demand modeling, funding programming activities, among other tasks. The planner will provide support for engaging local officials, other stakeholders, and the public in integrating regional transportation and environment planning initiatives, both with each other, and with local government and statewide plans.


The planner will assist in the support of one or more regional committees that provide oversight to regional planning efforts and funding programming activities. The planner will assist in developing information to support a comprehensive engagement process involving local officials, other stakeholders, and the public. The planner will be responsible for collecting and analyzing information about land use policies that could affect transportation investments; meeting with local officials and other stakeholders to discuss plans and policies; and identifying approaches to enhance the region’s public transit system through supportive local land use policies. The planner will work with the agency’s public affairs staff to engage citizens in the planning process. The planner may also provide technical support to the agency’s travel demand modeling program. 

Education and qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in transportation or regional planning, geography, public administration, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree with coursework in transportation, urban planning, public administration, geography, environmental science, or a related field is preferred. 


  • The position requires knowledge of land use and transportation planning principles and practices and strong project management skills.  
  • The position requires the ability to be effective in working with diverse constituencies, including local government officials, internal and external boards and committees and the public. 
  • The position requires strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously, strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral, written communication and public speaking skills, and experience with communicating regional land use, transportation and environmental planning concepts.  
  • The position requires skills in operating computer programs using spreadsheet, database, word processing, geographic information systems, and other similar programs.  
  • The position requires skills in interpreting complex graphic and/or computer output related to the urban planning process. 

Salary and benefits

Starting salary for this position is from $43,091 - $48,500 per year, depending upon qualifications. MARC offers an attractive team-oriented work environment along with a competitive fringe benefit package.

How to apply

To apply, complete our online application form and attach your cover letter and resume. For more information, visit

MARC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$43,091 - $48,500 per year

Contact Information

600 Broadway Blvd.
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
United States